White Kitchen Cabinet Design Ideas

Written by Lyndi. Posted in Interior Design, New Construction Design Projects

It seems like almost all of my clients right now are going with white cabinets in their kitchens.  White cabinets are classic.  If you do it correctly, your kitchen will never go out of style.  I created the design of this kitchen, including the cabinet details.  I had a vision for it from day one and it turned out beautiful!

Here are a my favorite details and ideas to assist you in creating your perfect white kitchen.

white kitchen interior design ideas  These cabinets go all the way to the ceiling.  I love this because you don't have the awkward space above the cabinets.  I usually go against decorating above the cabinets, because it can look cluttered and always gets dusty and greasy.  So this look will get rid of that problem. interior design ideas for a white kitchen image
I love to decorate my kitchen with things that I actually use.  For example, putting your cookbooks on display, or fresh flowers (my favorite) and I always have fruit and veggies in bowls and platters.  I like to have everything BIG...a huge bowl with fresh fruit makes a statement.   image white kitcheninterior design of kitchen

Lighting is so important!  Large pendant lights for your kitchen island is essential.  When planning you lighting budget, spend the majority in your kitchen, family room and entry.  The rest of your house will be fine getting the less expensive lighting.  Also, the lighting does not need to be from the same family.  You will want different lights, but you must use the same color combinations within the lighting fixtures.  For example, here we have used all of the rod iron (black) on the fixtures.  With the rod iron, it is occasionally okay to mix with brushed nickel, but that is the only exception.  If you are doing oil rubbed bronze then it all must be oil rubbed bronze, along with cabinet knobs, door handles, ect.

I also love the vintage style bulbs shown here.  It adds more character to the lights (they are available at Lowes). 

interior design ideas   image of dining area in white kitchenimage of white kitchen lightingYou'll want your faucets to match your lighting, cabinet knobs and door handle color as well, so in this case we did rod iron.

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I love that the gas range and hood is in the center of the cabinets and everything on each side is symmetrical.  It makes the stove a focal point and you can make it stand out nicely with a great backsplash and detail on the hood.  I wanted a large chunky hood and cabinets surrounding the range. 

white cabinets interior design ideasWhen you are going with white cabinets it is important to use a high quality type of wood.  Most cabinet makers suggest using Maple if you are going to be painting the cabinets, which is what we did here.  These cabinet door fronts are called Shaker Style. I had my cabinet guy make them approximately and inch wider (all the way around) than the normal shaker cabinet style. white sink and cabinets with dark countertops imageDo you see that tall skinny door in front of you?  That is my swinging door to the pantry.  I LOVE it!!  It makes it convenient for going in and out of your pantry with your hands full.  image of white kitchensI am a huge fan of big fridges and double ovens.  This fridge pictured is one of the best ones out there and is pretty pricey,  but there are a few other inexpensive alternatives.  Kenmore and Frigidaire both have a 72" fridge, freezer combo, that is about $2,500 versus $11,000 for the one pictured here.  It's not as good of quality as the more expensive brands, but it will give you a similar look.   The appliances pictured are all Thermador, which is currently the best rated brand for upscale appliances.  kitchen interior design tips

When you are designing your cabinetry, keep this built in spice rack in mind.  It is probably my favorite thing about these cabinets.  It's incredibly convenient when cooking and keeps you organized!white kitchen pantry image of white kitchen pantry image of my beautiful kitchen design ideas for decorating a white kitchen

I chose a Moroccan style backsplash for the kitchen.  I also highly recommend getting a pot filler faucet.  It makes things so pretty and when you are cooking, you turn on the water and it comes out hot!  They cost approximately $200-$400 depending on what brand and style that you choose.  interior design details

Decorate with a few large pieces of decor.  You want it to look simple and non cluttered, while giving it a statement. home decor pieces for kitchens

I hope this has assisted you in your process of designing your own perfect kitchen.  If you have any questions, you can email me or write it in the comment box below and I will answer it for you!

Love, Lyndi

Cabinets Built by: Brian Clark from BC Creative located in St. George, Utah 435.313.4638

Photo's Taken by:  Heather Cook 801.703.0392

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The Lagrasse Staging Project…

Written by Lyndi. Posted in Free Printables, Graphic Design, Interior Design, New Construction Design Projects

When a house is for sale, it is a good idea to stage it with furniture so the future home buyer can visualize how they could set it up.  Plus, it looks a lot better and adds more character to the home.  Homes sell a lot faster when they are staged correctly.  This house was brand new and very nice so it was a pretty easy job!  We decorated the kitchen, dining room and family room.   

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I like to decorate very clean and simply...big chunky pieces of furniture is the key and then add a few decor pieces.  A mirror in an entry way opens up the space.

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When I first saw this family room, I thought it was a funky shape...but once we got the furniture in and the tv on the wall, it warmed it up and it felt like home!

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For the kitchen we used turquoise and yellow as our colors to give it a fun, upbeat feeling.   I made some signs and put them in frames (download for free below), found some funky cups and bowls and displayed them I added a few other decor pieces.

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This home is 3000 square feet and the price is $379,900.  It is located in my favorite brand new subdivision in Saint George, Utah in the Little Valley area.

If you are interested in this home, contact Steve at 435.313.7312.

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Lighting…New Construction Design Project

Written by Lyndi. Posted in Interior Design, New Construction Design Projects

When building a house, I think the two most important things to spend your money on is lighting and cabinets.  If you do that, your house WILL have so much character.  I wanted to give you a sneak peek of the lighting that we used in this home...there are some fun and different ideas.  This home is almost ready to move in to, but we are just waiting on the finishing touches...and for it to get clean!  Then the fun part begins and we can decorate!

This is the entrance to the courtyard...these lights worked out great and they match the rod iron gate and contrast with the stone perfectly.  

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 Kitchen Lighting...we used the vintage filament bulbs in the pendant lights over the bar and it added the perfect touch!

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 This chandelier hanging in the family room is a little bit SCI FI, but oh how I love it!

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The entry light is a filament chandelier with four bulbs...once again we used the vintage bulbs here too. 

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 Master Bedroom Hanging Lights...I did this little technique in every bedroom of this house because it is so convenient to have a light switch next to your bed and the hanging light acts as a lamp.  I will put end tables under each light. 

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 This master bathroom is small, so I had to come up with some fun ideas to make it pop.  This idea of hanging lights in a bathroom adds so much character, without having to spend a lot of extra money.  

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 These are the side lamp hanging lights for the pink and gray girls bedroom...the chain still needs to come down a bit, but other than that I love them!

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 Most of these lights you can get at Restoration Hardware, but I worked with Kay at Kay's TLC Lighting in St. George and she got them for half the price.  She is absolutely fantastic to work with and always spends so much time to help me get the look that I am going for!  If you are in need of lighting, you can contact her at 435.628.6474.

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